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Scoring a SCOTUS Clerkship: Recent Alum Shares His Story

Not one to shy away from hard work, competition and intellectual challenges, Judson Littleton, ’08, is the latest University of Texas School of Law alumnus to achieve the most prestigious credential in American law: a clerkship at the Supreme Court of the United States. Littleton, who started the new job in July, is one of […]


Victory at U.S. Supreme Court: UT Law Alumnae Argue and Win Case

All eyes in the Austin firm of Scott, Douglass & McConnico LLP were focused on computers Feb. 20, as they closely watched the United States Supreme Court’s live blog. Jane Webre, ’89, and Cindy Connolly, ’96, both partners in the firm, argued a case at the U.S. Supreme Court in January and were waiting for […]


New Kids on the Floor: Two UT Law Alumni Reflect on First Legislative Experience

Republican Jason Villalba, ’96, and Democrat Oscar Longoria, ’07, will agree the friendships they made during the 83rd Legislature that wrapped up this summer — their first — were what surprised them the most. “My biggest takeaway was how important the relationships are among all the House members and everyone at the (state) Capitol,” Villalba […]


UT Tower lit for Law School’s 2012–2013 national championship interscholastic teams April 22, 2013

On Monday, April 22, UT lit the Tower orange in honor of the Law School’s 2012-2013 national championship teams. Two intramural teams have won national championships already this year, and a third has won a regional championship and will advance to compete for a national championship.


Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law launches new blog, UT Law Grid

The Law School’s Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law has rolled out a cutting-edge legal blog with an inaugural post on hydraulic fracturing from Professor David Spence. UT Law Grid will contribute to vital academic and policy debates in the Energy Center’s core subject areas with regular updates from University of Texas professors, prominent practitioners, lawmakers, and policy experts. In particular, as the Texas Legislature begins its 83rd session in January 2013, the Center will use the blog to participate in relevant policy discussions around water and energy issues.


Professor Henry T.C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance.

Rethinking the Nature of Information: Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure

Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure.


Colonias Contracts

Faculty, fellows, and students conduct study on informal housing settlements in Texas.


John Massey

John H. Massey, ’66, elected president of the University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees

The University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees announces the election of John H. Massey, ’66, of Dallas and Columbus, Texas as its new president. Mr. Massey assumed the presidency on September 1, 2012.


Salima Pirmohamed, 2012 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellow.

Summer Fellowship Stories

Every summer, UT Law students carry out public-interest legal work thanks to fellowships funded by donations to the Law School and administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. We will be adding more stories about our Summer 2012 Fellows and the work they did over the coming weeks.


Randy Howry, an Austin attorney and lecturer with the Law School's Trial Advocacy Program, participates in an April TLTV legal clinic for veterans in Austin. The TLTV initiative has drawn many UT Law alumni and friends to help carry out pro bono work on behalf of U.S. veterans.

Serving Those who have Served

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, an initiative of the State Bar of Texas, makes it easy for bar associations and attorneys to provide legal assistance to U.S. veterans in need.